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Trip Extensions

Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, and Colca Canyon

Duration: 6 days

Your trip to Peru really isn't complete without walking the shores of the infamous Lake Titicaca and standing in awe of the iconic condor soaring above Colpa Canyon. Select this extension to round out your Peruvian experience.

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive lima

Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.

Flights from the U.S. usually arrive in Lima late in the evening. After clearing customs, just walk across the road to the airport hotel for a transit night before continuing to Cusco in the morning, where our real adventure begins. If you want time to explore Lima, it is possible to add additional time in Lima before or after the trip.

Meals
None
Lodging
Wyndham Costa del Sol at the airport

Day 2: fly to cusco / cusco sightseeing

Beautiful architecture of CuscoBeautiful architecture of Cusco

Early in the morning, return to the airport for our flight to Cusco and our first glimpse of the Andes. Our guide will meet us at the airport in Cusco and you will begin a half day sightseeing tour of Cusco. The rest of the day is free to relax and get use to the altitude.

 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Casa Esmeralda by Ananay

Day 3: apurimac river rafting

Your guide helps you navigate the rapidsYour guide helps you navigate the rapids

In the morning, transport to the Apurimac Canyon, where we will be briefed on rafting safety and instruction before embarking on a two-day,  excursion on the Apurimac River. By descending from Cusco to the canyon, we will have a chance to acclimatize and by beginning with this river run we will be sure to start the trip on a metaphorical high note.Today we will face the mighty rapids of the Apurimac, which means "The Great Speaker" in Quechua. The rapids are largely continuous and occasionally we may have to stop to scout a new route to avoid obstructions.

At night we camp on gorgeous, sandy beaches and explore the surrounding rocky terrain. If we're lucky, we may spot Andean foxes, otters, and pumas on the banks of the river.    

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Tented Beach Camping

Day 4: apurimac / cusco

We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac RiverWe will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River

After two days of rafting, we reach a break in the canyon walls and head back to Cusco. Along the way, keep an eye out for the snow-capped Salcantay Mountain. Upon arriving in Cusco, we will be dropped off at our hotel for a refreshing shower and relaxing evening.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Casa Esmeralda by Ananay

Day 5: mountain biking in the sacred valley / urubamba

The best way to cross the Chinchero PlainThe best way to cross the Chinchero Plain

This is a bike ride you'll never forget: a one-day, mostly downhill trip across the Chinchero plain and into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will follow dirt trails and ancient mule routes along the breathtaking Lake Huaypo and through the village of Chequereq. A short uphill sretch brings us to the mystical, circular Inca ruins of Moray. Here, enjoy a picnic lunch and meander through the enchanting ruins.

After lunch, take a smooth mule trail to the town of Maras for a descent into the incredible salt pans. Thousands of them cover the hillside. The salt pans are a significant part of Inca culture and quite a sight to see. Finally, meet your vehicle beside the Urubamba River for the drive back to your charming hotel in Ollantaytambo located in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Urubamba Villas or similar

Day 6: lares trail: urubamba to quisuarani

There is beauty at every turnThere is beauty at every turn

Today we begin our four-day hike toward Machu Picchu. Departing Urubamba early, we drive along the Sacred Valley heading high into the Andes. We will drive about two hours before abandoning our vehicles and hiking up an ancient Inca trail, beginning acclimatization. Within the narrow canyon, we will have the chance to explore Inca burial tombs before reaching a bus at the end of the valley that will take us over a 14,000' pass to a small community called Quisuarani, where we will camp for the night.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 7: lares trail: quisuarani to huacahuasi

Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.

Today is dedicated to hiking out of the Quisuarani Valley, hopefully meeting some colorfully dressed locals. This whole area is famous for its weavings, and at campsites along the way we can barter for beautiful hand-made textiles at a fraction of the price they would be at home or even in Cusco. As we continue along the trail, we will pass native tree reforestation projects where many endemic birds make their homes in the restored ecosystem, descend past spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear lakes, and hopefully encounter herds of Llama and Viscachas (long-tailed rabbits). We stop for a picnic lunch in the small village of Cuncani before a short walk over the ridge to the village of Huacahuasi where we will camp for the night. The old Inca Trail past camp leads to the "Baños del Inca" – The Inca’s Baths – a group of perfectly heated natural pools where we can enjoy a good soak after a great, but tiring, day.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 8: lares trail: huacahuasi to huilloc to ollantaytambo

Making friends with Peruvian guidesMaking friends with Peruvian guides

This morning offers the greatest challenge of our trek, as we climb over a 14,000' pass and slowly descend down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Hike by untouched lakes before arriving at the pass after lunch, a great vantage point for viewing the snowy Mount Veronica. Continue down an old mule trail through Patacancha to the village of Huilloc, famous as the hometown of many of the traditional porters for the Inca Trail. Finish your day in Ollantaytambo and enjoy a nice dinner in the market square and a nice hot shower.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Tunupa Lodge or similar

Day 9: inca trail to machu picchu

The train ride towards Machu Picchu offers spectacular viewsThe train ride towards Machu Picchu offers spectacular views

Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, was stumbled upon by accident in 1911. It remains a mysterious site, as there are no Spanish records, Incan legends, or oral histories. Elegant ornamental stonework hints at the possibility of Machu Picchu's importance as a ceremonial center.  Take the train towards Machu Picchu, and disembark at Km. 104 to cross the hanging bridge to the Chachabamba site. After a brief visit, begin a three to four hour ascent to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, an important ritual site. The Inca Trail cuts across the ridge above Machu Picchu to finally reach the Gate of the Sun (Intipunku) for your first awe-inspiring glimpse of Machu Picchu. Total hiking time is about six hours. (Bookings must be made at least 90 days in advance in order to obtain permits.) Options include taking the train all the way to Machu Picchu town.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Hotel Waman (or similar)

Day 10: machu picchu / cusco

Majestic Machu PiccuMajestic Machu Piccu

Wake up early to get to Machu Picchu for a full guided tour. There will be time afterwards to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain), though this needs to be planned in advance due to permit restrictions. Otherwise, you can wander through the valley at your own pace and soak in the moutain air.

In the afternoon our train and bus brings us back to Cusco.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Casa Esmeralda by Ananay or similar

Day 11: onward

It's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake Titicaca or Colca CanyonIt's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake Titicaca or Colca Canyon

Transfer to the Cusco airport for onward flight. Perhaps you'd like to consider an extension to explore Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa? Or consider adding a day or two to explore Cusco in greater depth.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
None

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,195
- $3,475
Group size 4-5 $3475 Group size 6-12 $3195 Airfare Lima-Cusco roundtrip est. $375
Single Supplement:
$595
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request
Jul 20-30, 2017
Jul 21-31, 2018

Need to Know

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Mix of camping and cozy lodges
Activity Level:
●●●●○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
4-16
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River
We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River
Peruvian woman poses with a furry friend in Cusco
Peruvian woman poses with a furry friend in Cusco
The train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu Picchu
The train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu Picchu
Float down this breathtaking river
Float down this breathtaking river
The best way to cross the Chinchero Plain
The best way to cross the Chinchero Plain
Enjoy colorful markets in all of Peru
Enjoy colorful markets in all of Peru
Stopping for a rest while enjoying Peru on bike
Stopping for a rest while enjoying Peru on bike
Your views as you hike out of the canyon
Your views as you hike out of the canyon
People you meet along the trail
People you meet along the trail
Celebrate success as you summit the pass
Celebrate success as you summit the pass
Magnificent views on the train ride towards Machu Picchu
Magnificent views on the train ride towards Machu Picchu
Nothing more exciting than the hike to Machu Picchu
Nothing more exciting than the hike to Machu Picchu
Selfie with new friends along the trail
Selfie with new friends along the trail
Your views along the Lares trek
Your views along the Lares trek
Nothing like arriving into Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
Nothing like arriving into Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate

Active in the Andes

Multi-activity adventure on Inca trails and waterways culminating at Machu Picchu

overview

Hike, bike, raft, and engage with the people of the Andes in one all-encompassing itinerary. Run the rapids of the Rio Apurimac and pedal across the mystical Chinchero Plain into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Encounter the secrets of the Lares Trail on your hike toward Machu Picchu, winding among ancient ruins, epic scenery, and villages of the closest descendents of the Incas, eager to show you their traditional weavings. (You may wonder why we have chosen to skip "the" Inca Trail on this trip in favor of this trek, and it is for the cultural experience, which augments views that rival the more famed path. Plus, we will avoid the crowds that detract from the more heavily traveled route.)

Go deep into the experience of the Andes and see it from all breathtaking angles. From the dramatic snow-capped peaks to the lush, green valleys, our journey through Peru offers every flavor of excitement and adventure you can imagine, and more that will surprise and delight you. If you're always on the go, if you like variety, if you appreciate a solid challenge, if you enjoy feeling small against the vastness of nature, if you are an intense explorer...

Active in the Andes is yours to conquer.

itinerary

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overview

Hike, bike, raft, and engage with the people of the Andes in one all-encompassing itinerary. Run the rapids of the Rio Apurimac and pedal across the mystical Chinchero Plain into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Encounter the secrets of the Lares Trail on your hike toward Machu Picchu, winding among ancient ruins, epic scenery, and villages of the closest descendents of the Incas, eager to show you their traditional weavings. (You may wonder why we have chosen to skip "the" Inca Trail on this trip in favor of this trek, and it is for the cultural experience, which augments views that rival the more famed path. Plus, we will avoid the crowds that detract from the more heavily traveled route.)

Go deep into the experience of the Andes and see it from all breathtaking angles. From the dramatic snow-capped peaks to the lush, green valleys, our journey through Peru offers every flavor of excitement and adventure you can imagine, and more that will surprise and delight you. If you're always on the go, if you like variety, if you appreciate a solid challenge, if you enjoy feeling small against the vastness of nature, if you are an intense explorer...

Active in the Andes is yours to conquer.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive lima
    Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.

    Flights from the U.S. usually arrive in Lima late in the evening. After clearing customs, just walk across the road to the airport hotel for a transit night before continuing to Cusco in the morning, where our real adventure begins. If you want time to explore Lima, it is possible to add additional time in Lima before or after the trip.

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Wyndham Costa del Sol at the airport
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: fly to cusco / cusco sightseeing
    Beautiful architecture of CuscoBeautiful architecture of Cusco

    Early in the morning, return to the airport for our flight to Cusco and our first glimpse of the Andes. Our guide will meet us at the airport in Cusco and you will begin a half day sightseeing tour of Cusco. The rest of the day is free to relax and get use to the altitude.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Casa Esmeralda by Ananay
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: apurimac river rafting
    Your guide helps you navigate the rapidsYour guide helps you navigate the rapids

    In the morning, transport to the Apurimac Canyon, where we will be briefed on rafting safety and instruction before embarking on a two-day,  excursion on the Apurimac River. By descending from Cusco to the canyon, we will have a chance to acclimatize and by beginning with this river run we will be sure to start the trip on a metaphorical high note.Today we will face the mighty rapids of the Apurimac, which means "The Great Speaker" in Quechua. The rapids are largely continuous and occasionally we may have to stop to scout a new route to avoid obstructions.

    At night we camp on gorgeous, sandy beaches and explore the surrounding rocky terrain. If we're lucky, we may spot Andean foxes, otters, and pumas on the banks of the river.    

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Tented Beach Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: apurimac / cusco
    We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac RiverWe will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River

    After two days of rafting, we reach a break in the canyon walls and head back to Cusco. Along the way, keep an eye out for the snow-capped Salcantay Mountain. Upon arriving in Cusco, we will be dropped off at our hotel for a refreshing shower and relaxing evening.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Casa Esmeralda by Ananay
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: mountain biking in the sacred valley / urubamba
    The best way to cross the Chinchero PlainThe best way to cross the Chinchero Plain

    This is a bike ride you'll never forget: a one-day, mostly downhill trip across the Chinchero plain and into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will follow dirt trails and ancient mule routes along the breathtaking Lake Huaypo and through the village of Chequereq. A short uphill sretch brings us to the mystical, circular Inca ruins of Moray. Here, enjoy a picnic lunch and meander through the enchanting ruins.

    After lunch, take a smooth mule trail to the town of Maras for a descent into the incredible salt pans. Thousands of them cover the hillside. The salt pans are a significant part of Inca culture and quite a sight to see. Finally, meet your vehicle beside the Urubamba River for the drive back to your charming hotel in Ollantaytambo located in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Urubamba Villas or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: lares trail: urubamba to quisuarani
    There is beauty at every turnThere is beauty at every turn

    Today we begin our four-day hike toward Machu Picchu. Departing Urubamba early, we drive along the Sacred Valley heading high into the Andes. We will drive about two hours before abandoning our vehicles and hiking up an ancient Inca trail, beginning acclimatization. Within the narrow canyon, we will have the chance to explore Inca burial tombs before reaching a bus at the end of the valley that will take us over a 14,000' pass to a small community called Quisuarani, where we will camp for the night.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: lares trail: quisuarani to huacahuasi
    Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.

    Today is dedicated to hiking out of the Quisuarani Valley, hopefully meeting some colorfully dressed locals. This whole area is famous for its weavings, and at campsites along the way we can barter for beautiful hand-made textiles at a fraction of the price they would be at home or even in Cusco. As we continue along the trail, we will pass native tree reforestation projects where many endemic birds make their homes in the restored ecosystem, descend past spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear lakes, and hopefully encounter herds of Llama and Viscachas (long-tailed rabbits). We stop for a picnic lunch in the small village of Cuncani before a short walk over the ridge to the village of Huacahuasi where we will camp for the night. The old Inca Trail past camp leads to the "Baños del Inca" – The Inca’s Baths – a group of perfectly heated natural pools where we can enjoy a good soak after a great, but tiring, day.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: lares trail: huacahuasi to huilloc to ollantaytambo
    Making friends with Peruvian guidesMaking friends with Peruvian guides

    This morning offers the greatest challenge of our trek, as we climb over a 14,000' pass and slowly descend down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Hike by untouched lakes before arriving at the pass after lunch, a great vantage point for viewing the snowy Mount Veronica. Continue down an old mule trail through Patacancha to the village of Huilloc, famous as the hometown of many of the traditional porters for the Inca Trail. Finish your day in Ollantaytambo and enjoy a nice dinner in the market square and a nice hot shower.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Tunupa Lodge or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: inca trail to machu picchu
    The train ride towards Machu Picchu offers spectacular viewsThe train ride towards Machu Picchu offers spectacular views

    Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, was stumbled upon by accident in 1911. It remains a mysterious site, as there are no Spanish records, Incan legends, or oral histories. Elegant ornamental stonework hints at the possibility of Machu Picchu's importance as a ceremonial center.  Take the train towards Machu Picchu, and disembark at Km. 104 to cross the hanging bridge to the Chachabamba site. After a brief visit, begin a three to four hour ascent to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, an important ritual site. The Inca Trail cuts across the ridge above Machu Picchu to finally reach the Gate of the Sun (Intipunku) for your first awe-inspiring glimpse of Machu Picchu. Total hiking time is about six hours. (Bookings must be made at least 90 days in advance in order to obtain permits.) Options include taking the train all the way to Machu Picchu town.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Hotel Waman (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: machu picchu / cusco
    Majestic Machu PiccuMajestic Machu Piccu

    Wake up early to get to Machu Picchu for a full guided tour. There will be time afterwards to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain), though this needs to be planned in advance due to permit restrictions. Otherwise, you can wander through the valley at your own pace and soak in the moutain air.

    In the afternoon our train and bus brings us back to Cusco.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Casa Esmeralda by Ananay or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: onward
    It's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake Titicaca or Colca CanyonIt's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake Titicaca or Colca Canyon

    Transfer to the Cusco airport for onward flight. Perhaps you'd like to consider an extension to explore Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa? Or consider adding a day or two to explore Cusco in greater depth.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    None
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,195
- $3,475
Group size 4-5 $3475 Group size 6-12 $3195 Airfare Lima-Cusco roundtrip est. $375
Single Supplement:
$595
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request
Jul 20-30, 2017
Jul 21-31, 2018

Need to Know

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Mix of camping and cozy lodges
Activity Level:
●●●●○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
4-16
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, and Colca Canyon

Duration: 6 days

Your trip to Peru really isn't complete without walking the shores of the infamous Lake Titicaca and standing in awe of the iconic condor soaring above Colpa Canyon. Select this extension to round out your Peruvian experience.

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Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
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